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family is dead. >> reporter: he told the pastor and vince harrison he had actually been home and discovered his dead family, but for some reason did not call police. >> just his behavior was real quiet and cold, and a matter of fact. and the red flags started going up. >> reporter: harrison and the pastor decided to take him to the house to see if the story was true. but a mile from the house, harrison felt something he hadn't since his days as a homicide cop. >> something evil was not right. felt look a darkness. >> reporter: he pulled over and got out of the car so greggo couldn't hear him call 911. sheriff deputies met them at the house, used his key and found the bodies. deputies arrested the teen quietly. authorities say he eventually confessed and told officers he started his killing spree because he was angry with his mother. he seemed disconnected, say officers, only getting excited when he talked about his love of violent video games. a stunning turn for his church community who saw the youngster grow up as a normal child, until the day of the murders.
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>> he is now in jail. he has not entered a formal plea because the grand jury has not yet indicted him. that's it for me. have a great weekend. victor blackwell takes it from here, "cnn newsroom." hey, victor. >> hello and welcome. i am victor blackwell in for brooke baldwin. let's start with what is happening right now. it claimed three lives. now bitter cold is moving over the southeast. this arctic air system you see here is expected to bring snow and freezing rain and dangerous amounts of ice to the carolinas, tennessee, georgia, alabama. look at this, in nashville, drivers are being urged to stay off the roads. out west, passengers were stranded in salt lake city, a rare ice storm closed airport runways there. you can barely see the planes here. to the midwest, where we saw the signs first of this deep freeze. you're looking at the aftermath of a phenomenon known as ice
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shove. never heard of it? well, high winds literally shoved ice across lake winnebago, sending huge chunks over roads and into backyards. you remember that abandoned warehouse also. this is chicago where there was the fire inside, but the outside was encased in ice. it is because of the freezing temperatures there, as well. well, the city has ordered an immediate demolition of the building, which, despite the ice, as we said, has been reigniting since tuesday. and in massachusetts, the car slid off the road here and plunged into this frozen pond. now to new jersey, this is happening everywhere, in new jersey, it is even too cold for the polar bear plunge. you know the point is to jump into cold water, too cold. the annual event is now being postponed. all this cold weather is causing chaos on the roads. cnn meteorologist karen maginnis is here. karen, we're hearing a bus has overturned in indiana. what do we know? >> it was on interstate 69.
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it was the murray state in kentucky, the women's athletics. they were on their way, in a minivan, to an event, but they hit a patch of ice, and the minivan rolled over. they said there were about nine injuries. two were transported to the hospital. the injuries are believed to be nonlife threatening. and it looks like in spite of how disastrous this actually looks, very few injuries, they were transported, but this was due to hitting some ice on some of the interstates there. well, the storm system is expected to move fairly rapidly towards east, but right now, the critical zone is going to be in this tristate area, tennessee into north carolina, and georgia. this is what we're looking at, the worsening of the icing conditions now. i want to show you what happened in the past 12 to 24 hours. this coming out of utah, around provo. this from our i-reporter, lane russell. look at the video. and he says that in provo, at
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byu university, that they had ice, they had snow, but on one of the ramps there he said there was a layer of ice. they were trying to get across this, but people were holding on to the rails or just taking their chances or they just sat down and just would glide all the way down the icy structure there. well, take a look at this other piece of video that we have for you. toby is a magnificent black lab. he seems to be having a whole lot of fun, this coming out of fredericksburg, virginia. toby's owner said he teaches school, school was canceled, but for toby, the games were on. he was having a great time with a plastic barrel. as much fun as this looks, they actually are having pretty much a few difficulties as far as the air ways are concerned, delays are expected now atlanta, new york, charlotte. but also for san francisco. victor, back to you. >> toby apparently is the only one having fun here. karen maginnis, thank you so much. president obama named one of
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his closest friends and advisers as his white house chief of staff today. mr. obama says denis mcdonough is a man of integrity, who will speak his mind. now, mcdonough will replace jack lew, the obama nominee for treasury secretary. hours ago, the president heaped praise on mcdonough over and over, even told a few jokes during this announcement. >> now, don't get me wrong, denis can be tough. it probably comes from being one of 11 children. you've got to be tough. two of his sisters are here today, by the way, mary and anna and i know they -- they're beaming. they could not be more proud of their brother. maybe it comes from his college football days as defensive back under the legendary john gallardi. i always teased denis that, you know, he made up for modest talents with extraordinary
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dedication and a high threshold for pain. >> they seem loose and comfortable, jokes and smiles there. candy crowley joins us from washington. candy, it is very clear the president chose someone with whom he has a close relationship. question is, the other people who work in the west wing and in the white house, how are they reacting to the mcdonough choice? >> they like him. he's a popular guy in the west wing. i think jessica yellin noted how crowded that room was for the appointment, how happy people seemed that he got what everyone knew he was going to get, which was chief of staff. i think outside you heard the president talking about, don't get me wrong, he's tough. i think that if you talk to some folks at the defense department, the state department, mcdonough obviously is an expert when it comes to foreign policy and international affairs. he broke some eggs over there in those particular institutions. so he's no pushover, but i think the most important thing here is exactly what you noticed.
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and that is that relationship. we are starting the second term of the obama administration, believe it or not, time is short before people begin to turn to the future. right now, yes, the president is working for the country, et cetera, et cetera, but this is also about legacy. i think this is a legacy chief of staff pick. this is somebody who has been with him from the -- been with the president from the beginning of his federal office days, when he was a senator-elect, first met, et cetera. so he's been there from the beginning. he has the president's back. the president understands that. this is someone i think the president is entrusting, not just with the staff at the white house and all the things that come with that chief of staff role, but also with the obama era as it will, at some point the obama era will be written up and so much of what -- we can tell from the president's inauguration speech he believes that the obama era has not been shaped and this is the guy he trusts to do it, because this is the man who has been with him -- one of the men who has been with him all along.
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i think it is a trust factor and i think that helps -- that's not just why the president picked him, it is why people know that when mcdonough talks, he is basically talking about the president's opinion. >> okay, candy crowley, this guy, you mentioned, has international policy chops. we'll see how much that will be a hurdle for him as the president moves forward with his domestic agenda. thank you. >> thanks. exactly two years after its revolution, this is egypt today. anger in the streets of cairo, thousands of people in tahrir square. again, it is the second anniversary of the egyptian uprising, violence is now breaking out between protesters and police with injuries on both sides. scenes like this one similar to the beginning of the arab spring. an 18-day revolt that toppled hosni mubarak. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. what is happening there now?
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this has been going on all day. what is happening now? >> it is 9:00 p.m. local time, victor, and here in tahrir square we're starting to see some of the protesters leave. there are still several thousand people here, but things relatively calm at this location. however, in other parts of cairo, in other parts of egypt, things seem to be escalating, we're seeing violence in pockets of clashes in the side streets, few blocks away from tahrir square. we're seeing clashes between protesters and police in front of the state tv building here in cairo, several blocks away. we're also seeing clashes, we can also tell you that protesters have blocked off traffic in both directions. the 6th of october bridge, a major bridge over the river. they also blocked off a subway system here near in tahrir square. hard to believe it was two years ago, but an uprising here in egypt eventually toppled then president hosni mubarak, and it
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started right here in tahrir square this iconic landmark, people gathered and demanded an end to the mubarak regime. they demanded more political freedom, human rights, better economy, jobs. remarkably hosni mubarak was ousted, victor, two years later many of these people behind us and throughout egypt not happy. they're protesting the current government now and the current president, muhammad morsi. >> we have seen the protests over the two years, especially when muhammad morsi made the power grab as many would call it at the end of 2012. what are these protesters demanding today? >> reporter: well, these are the secularists, the moderates, the liberals who feel they have been squeezed out of the political process. they're concerned about their rights moving forward. we spoke to one of the protesters. here's what she had to say. >> everybody's protesting. what did we get since two years? we got nothing.
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nothing achieved. >> reporter: the president says be patient. this is part of the process. >> we need a sign, a small thing. >> reporter: you don't think he's given you a sign? >> look at the constitution. look at the constitution. is this a constitution for all egyptians? >> reporter: he says people voted on it. >> yeah, sure. >> how many voted? 16 million or 52 million? 10 million said yes and 6 million said no. can this be possible? >> reporter: do you trust the president? >> no. >> reporter: what do you do as an egyptian, if you don't trust him right now? >> what can i do, i go on protest and protest and protest and here forever. >> reporter: clearly a lot of mistrust and animosity on the part of the protesters for his part. president muhammad morsi says the protests are unfair. he's maintaining that he is defending the democratic process. and what we have here, victor, is a very divided nation. the question is, how is this president going to address the very real problems this country
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has when this country is so fractured. victor? >> patience is running thin. reza sayah in cairo for us, thank you. louisiana governor bobby jindal says stop looking backwards. it is advice to his colleagues in the republican party as he lays out his vision for the gop and the nation. also, have you heard about this? a bizarre murder in philadelphia. the victim is a doctor. the suspect is an exterminator. and the crime scene, a basement.
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live pictures right now this is the gowanus canal. you see the movement in the water? there is a dolphin. you see the blow hole there.
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you see the dorsal fin. a dolphin stuck here in the canal. karen maginnis is joining us now. this doesn't happen very often, but it has happened before. talk to us about this canal and what happened. >> they say this particular event, an animal getting stuck in the canal, is very uncommon, but it has happened before. reports that we're getting are maybe in the last four or five years that they have had something similar. we don't know if it was a common dolphin, which this is being described as a common dolphin. they say they're taking pictures of it. people are standing around. they think that it has gotten stuck in settlement because this is a canal, it is low tide, but high tide around 7:25. they are hoping that that will unstick the dolphin. but just in case, they're prepared to go into the canal and do whatever it takes to free the dolphin, but there you can see, there is not a lot of visibility with the water, which does indicate there is sediment
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and it appears just from my casual observation, it looks like the dolphin is in distress. they're prepared to do whatever efforts it takes to take care of that dolphin and rescue it. >> yeah. and they're going to widen this shot occasionally. you'll see there is a group of animal rescue workers standing on the bank there, they cannot jump in water because there is no shore, no gradual movement into the water and it would just be unsafe for the worker and possibly for that dolphin. but we'll see as you say, what, 7:25. >> 7:25. to give you a locater, lower manhattan, this is on the east side of lower manhattan. that's where the gowanus canal is located. hopefully there will be a successful rescue, or perhaps this dolphin will be able to free itself at the time of high tide. >> okay. karen, thank you very much. a revolutionary move for one tough -- one school in a tough economy, rather.
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they'll issue bachelors degrees with no classroom time required. a senator says enough. hear what saxby chambliss says showed congress at its worst and led to his decision to quit.
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. a young doctor brutally murdered and set on fire in her own home. the suspect, an exterminator she called to deal with mice in her basement. philadelphia police say that melissa ketunuti, her hands and feet were bound behind her back before her body was set on fire on monday. our philadelphia affiliate kyw reports the victim's friends and colleagues understandably are in shock. >> reporter: a show of support and solidarity for a life lost too soon and suddenly. >> just so much love and support that i've always felt at every stage, at every -- every moment
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i've been at shop and that's what you're showing here right now. >> reporter: dozens of friends and colleagues of dr. melissa ketunuti first gathered outside the children's hospital of philadelphia, then they marched over to the 35-year-old's home in center city. neighbor julia bringhurst did not know the victim personally but felt compelled to pay her respects. >> just to kind of take a moment myself and, i don't know, add my presence to the moment i guess as a neighbor and, you know, community member. >> reporter: a community still trying to make sense of the senseless in the surveillance video obtained by eyewitness news. we see her walking home. seconds behind her is her accused killer jason smith, a exterminator she called for a rodent problem. about an hour late, the video shows smith leaving, covering something with his jacket, then driving away in his pickup truck. police say smith circled past the murder scene twice. >> he struck her, she went to the ground, he immediately
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jumped on top of her, started strangling her, and then he set her body on fire. >> reporter: thursday night, only eyewitness news captured smith's attorney leaving court, after smith was arraigned on charges of murder and related offenses. while he declined to comment -- >> this terrible individual walked directly underneath a high powered surveillance camera, actually looked up at the camera. >> reporter: businessman orie phibush expressed relief that the cameras on his coffee shop helped with the arrest of smith at his home on wednesday night. >> police tell the philadelphia enquirer the suspect confessed after a few hours. sarah hoy is tracking this story in philadelphia. sarah, this story is -- so much to process, it is a brutal case. what evidence are the police focusing on? >> well, right now when they did take jason into custody, they were looking at several items that they say led to this and also led to them to bring forth
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the charges. not only did he give that statement, which you spoke about, that kyw told us about, but also there was evidence that led to -- led them to believe he would be able to be charged for murder. in terms of specifics, there was rope on the scene, and there was some other items they're in the disclosing. however they do feel that they have the right person in custody. and as of today, he is in jail without bail because of the murder case and he will go to trial next month in a preliminary hearing. >> and as we said, police tell the enquirer he confessed aft e a few hours. thank you. for the new mattress models,
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it is the last day on the job for treasury secretary timothy geithner. he took the position in 2009 when the company was in a deep recession, unemployment was surging, stock prices were sinking, and the financial system was on the verge of imploding. president obama calls geithner one of the best treasury secretaries in u.s. history. get a college degree without ever going to class. it is possible. it is a new program at the university of wisconsin that offers online tests based solely on what you know. if you pass, you got a bachelor's degree. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. alison, i have not heard of this type of program before. is it the first of its kind? >> reporter: it is. it almost sounds like a dream. this is going to start in the fall at the university of michigan. what it is is a response to, you know, a lot of new education options that are out there online and many of them are free, but, you go and take a course in history at one place, another one on writing and
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spanish at other places, what do you do with all the classes, especially since a lot of the other universities online they don't offer degrees. under this wisconsin university flexible option program, what students can do is earn a degree by passing a series of tests without ever stepping foot on the campus. now, you may need to take a few classes to get up to speed, but it offers students a ton of flexibility, it could really be a sign of where education is headed. you know, testing your way to a bachelor's degree. >> a lot of people go in their freshman year and say it makes sense. if i could take the test without going to the class. has the university determined how much this program will cost? >> reporter: not yet. but we're going to get more details when this thing goes online in the fall. >> okay. so i want to talk about something serious now. we should probably have like animation or, like, just in, looking ahead to the super bowl, there are rumors of a chicken wing shortage. please, say it ain't so. >> all right, no need for people to going around like chickens with their heads cut off,
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looking for chicken wings, there is no chicken wing shortage. the national chicken council is setting the record straight, coming out today saying, wait, there is no shortage on chicken wings. the fact is there are going to be fewer wings out there this super bowl sunday compared to last year, and that's just because chicken companies produced about 1% fewer birds last year and that's partly because of the drought over the summer that caused feed prices to rise. what that means is wings will be more expensive for this super bowl, but here is how the national chicken council put it, in its wing report. there is actually a wing report out there, that when the demand for the wings is stronger than a demand for the other chicken parts, the price of wings are going to go up taas it has this past year. wing prices, up 14% from a year ago, but the council also says americans, they're willing to pay more because they want their chicken wings for the super bowl. and they want their wings badly. >> all right, lemon, pepper and smoky southwestern for everybody. >> yes, spicy only. >> spicy, all right.
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thank you. some of the hottest stories now in a flash. rapid fire. hit it. louisiana governor bobby jindal tells fellow republicans, quote, we must stop being the stupid party. that's just one of the directives he gave party members at the republican national committee winter meeting in north carolina last night. the gop is rethinking itself after mitt romney lost last november. >> we must quit being -- we're not the party of big business, big banks, big wall street bailouts, big corporate loopholes or big anything. we must not be the party that simply protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have to be the party that shows all americans how they can fly. we're the party whose ideas will help the middle class and help more folks join the middle class. >> we'll have much more on the republican meeting coming up in the next hour. and speaking of republican politics, senator saxby chambliss of georgia is not going to seek re-election. chambliss says he's frustrated by, quote, legislative gridlock
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and partisan posturing in washington. he says haggling over the raising of the debt ceiling and trying to avoid the fiscal cliff showed congress at its worst. chambliss served two terms in the senate. he anchored some conservative activists with his attempts to find a bipartisan solution to the nation's debt problem. playing the lottery might become impossible for some people in north carolina. here's why. a state lawmaker wants to ban people receiving government assistance or those who have declared bankruptcy from playing. republican representative paul stan is helping to draft this legislation. he says welfare money should be used to help people survive, not for gambling. critics say everyone should be able to play. ♪ what's love got to do with it ♪ >> great song. singing legend tina turner is saying good-bye to her u.s. citizenship and will soon be a citizen of switzerland. she is 73 years old.
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she moved to switzerland in 1995 with her long time partner and says she cannot imagine a better place to live. she needs at proval of the swiss federal authorities to make this official. the vice president takes his gun violence task force to a virginia university. he met with some who went through the virginia tech shooting. it was a closed door panel, but we have details after the break. thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in the kingdom. more discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. ♪ ♪
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a judge is set to decide whether the public will get to see the trial of two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after a party. a hearing on a motion to close the trial is being held this afternoon in steubenville, ohio. the girl and her parents want the trial closed to protect her privacy. one defendant wants it closed to prevent anyone from intimidating defense witnesses. but news organizations are arguing to keep the trial open. they say an open court will stop speculation that the trial might be skewed in a town that is crazy about its high school football team. authorities have arrested the man they believe opened fire, wounding three people on a campus of houston's lone star college on tuesday. now, 22-year-old trey foster is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but look at this picture, this man, carlton barry, was originally charged with the shooting. but our affiliate khou says that may have been a mistake.
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according to khou, one victim said barry shot him, but then charged his story after he was shown a photo lineup that included foster. the harris county sheriff calls the shooting a case of idiocy. it apparently resulted from an argument that started when one of the victims bumped into foster. a maintenance man was also shot. one day after the official proposal of a federal assault weapons ban, democratic leaders just finished a gun safety round table in virginia. vice president joe biden was there. also joining the conversation were experts studying gun safety. after the worst school shooting in u.s. history, the virginia tech massacre in 2007. let's go to white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, what specifically was discussed during this round table? >> reporter: victor, first of all, i should point out this was a closed door meeting. afterwards, the vice president did sort of lay out some of the themes that they all discussed including universal background
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checks, that is something the administration has been pushing for ever since that shooting that happened in connecticut, they wouldn't to make sure no matter where you're buying a weapon, whether it is in a private sale, a gun show, that there is this background check that takes place. the vice president also says they talked about the mental health issues and the lack of mental health professionals to adequately deal with this problem. we have heard this as well and something the president talked about, one of his initiatives in curbing gun violence, a database to better understand the people who are out there buying these weapons, using the weapons, and then, of course, the issue of whether or not video games or movies contribute to the violence that we have been seeing. so these are some of the issues that the vice president said they discussed at this meeting and this is sort of an effort by this administration to take the president's big push on the road, not only to promote what the president hopes to get done through executive action, but
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also to put pressure on members of congress to act there as well, victor. >> dan lothian, the vice president meeting today with people who know this beyond just political theory. thank you. >> that's right. most kids spend their free time worrying about toys and video games. not this 9-year-old. he's fighting hunger. find out how this kid and his friends are making a huge difference. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away.
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♪ cisco. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. how many of us can say we raised $20,000 for our community when we were just 9 years old? well, william lorsy can.
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he started fighting hunger in his town when he was 7 years old. in a moment, you'll understand why cnn heroes recognizes this extraordinary boy. here's williams' story. >> go, go, go. >> one day when i drove home from a little league game, i saw a homeless man with a cardboard sign that said need a meal. so i told my mom i wanted to do something. >> will is a 9-year-old child. i hesitate to call him a child. i think he's in a category of his own. as i 7-year-old, he decided he was going to take on this issue of hunger. >> welcome. >> my group is called frogs. it means friends reaching our goals. and our motto is, having fun while helping others. i want you to write what we can do for a spring project. >> will's big personality does not come from me. >> fire me up. pepper me. >> i think every time you meet
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will you look at him and you say are you kidding me? but together with his buddies they have raised over $20,000 or the equivalent of 100,000 meals for tarrant area food bank. >> these peaches are a delight. >> when you see somebody who gets so engaged and gets so much of the community engaged, it is an endorsement of the battle we fight to end hunger. >> thank you. >> told you. extraordinary boy. now a story that is just heart breaking for any parent. missing for more than two decades, an 8-year-old girl zpee zpee disappears. her mother still holds on to hope that she'll come home. ss c. imagine you with less pain. cymbalta can help.
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a cold case, unsolved, for nearly 28 years. terry mahan disappeared on february 22nd, 1985. she was just 8 years old when she was seen getting off a school bus on a rural road in pennsylvania. and then she was never seen again. randi kaye has been covering this story for years now. and this is really the worst nightmare of a parent. >> absolutely, victor. this is a case i've been following for eight years now.
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i've met with cherrie mahan's mom, an emotional interview. i went back to the house and traced with the investigators her footsteps from that day and nobody can figure out why she didn't make it from that bus and that bus stop to her driveway. nearly 26 years after her daughter disappeared, janis mckinney still remembers it like it was yesterday. >> 4:00, the bus came, we heard it, and she just never came up the driveway. >> reporter: we first met mrs. mckinney back in 2005, more than two decades after her daughter mysteriously disappeared. she is still holding on to the grief and the guilt. >> i should have been there whether terry got off the school bus and i wasn't. >> reporter: it was one of the few days she didn't meet her daughter at the bus stop. february 22nd, 1985. what is that moment of panic like, that first moment when you
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realize your child has disappeared? >> it's the most scariest thing. i think my guilt started at that point, because up until that day, i was there. and if i would have been there, she wouldn't -- i wouldn't be going through this. >> reporter: it was a day just like this one, snow on the ground, the sun shining, she got off her school bus here, she had to go about 200 feet, around that bend to get to her driveway. then another 300 feet to her front door. investigators never found any footpri footprints, which means she never got very far. kids on the bus described a blue van, right behind the bus, with a snow-capped mountain and a skier painted on its side. investigators checked out hundreds of leads. no van, no cherrie. >> i think the last words i probably told her was, have a good day, and i do love you. and that was probably, as i took
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her down to the bus stop, and she got on the bus. >> reporter: did she tell you she loved you back? >> yes. she always told me that. >> reporter: she was just 8 when she disappeared. she helped put a face on missing children nationwide. the first child ever on a have you seen me mailer. still delivered to homes across the country. but today, for the first time in decades, janis mckinney has hope, thanks to this man, pennsylvania state trooper robert mcgraw. >> i believe cherrie was abducted by somebody she knows very well. and i believe that this person had the ability to basically lure cherrie to their vehicle without her giving it a second thought prior to her disappearance. >> reporter: mcgraw took the lead on the case last summer. and after pouring through the 3600 page case file, he's closer than ever to cracking it. >> we are highly optimistic that
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this lead is -- has the potential to bring closure to her family. >> reporter: mcgraw says he gets tips about once a week. but most don't pan out. this one, he feels, especially good about, although he will not give us specifics. >> we will pursue this lead until we find out if it is viable or is a dead end. you try not to get too excited. it is difficult. but you have to stay grounded because this lead could -- this lead could -- it could take us nowhere. >> reporter: working the case of a missing child is difficult, even for the most hardened law enforcers. >> it is. i can't imagine if that was my child. i can't imagine the pain that her mother and stepfather must wake up with every day. i couldn't imagine that. >> that was our dog, that was our cat. >> reporter: today, cherrie would be 34. if she's alive this is what investigators think she might look like. >> i don't know.
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she could be married and have children and have graduated and, you know, i could be a grandmother. >> reporter: after all these years, janis mckinney still isn't ready to say good-bye to her daughter. at the cemetery, no gravestone, just an angel. >> until i see something or hold something or know something, i can't put it to rest yet. >> reporter: janis mckinney still hopes her daughter is alive, but alive or dead, she says, she just needs to know what happened and why someone would have snatched her little 8-year-old girl. and unfortunately since we spoke with investigator mcgraw there, those tips that he was talking about did not pan out. but one of the new lead investigators on the case told me today that they're still getting tips, they're working those leads, they also hear from psychics quite a bit who claim to know where she is and what happened. but one strong tip they got a couple of years ago they thought was it. they went to michigan to try and
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find this woman who they thought might have been cherrie mahan grown up, did a dna test but did not pan out. >> it is just the not knowing, year after year after year after year. >> she can accept the fact that maybe she's no longer with us, but she can't accept not knowing. >> and for trooper mcgraw. >> all of them. >> all right, thank you. some good news now. at least for the trekkies and star wars fans. a merge of the galaxies. could mr. spock meet luke skywalker? gray drake joins me live next on the hollywood big name reportedly set to direct the next star wars. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news
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if you know a trekkie, a star wars fan, tell them to turn to cnn right now. because this man's name is almost synonymous with great science fiction. and now director j.j. abrams reportedly is set to direct one of the most popular space franchises of all time. "star wars."
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gray drake is with us. gray, he's behind "star trek," "lost." now this. this is big news for "star wars" fans. what should they look for with the j.j. abrams style of this -- this movie series? >> "star wars" needed more lens flares and that's what they get with j.j. abrams. the guy is a fantastic director and he revitalized the "star trek" franchise and pleased all of those fans really, really well. in "star wars," we can expect a lot of really great ensemble cast work. finally "star wars" is going to get back the same kind of characterization that made us love it in the first place. this guy is fantastic. i would like to point out, however, though, disney and j.j. abrams themselves have been very, very quiet within the last 24 hours about this choice, no official statements. are we all making a big deal out
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of nothing? >> i would hate to make a big deal out of nothing and get all the "star trek" and "star wars" fans excited. let's hope that they are just taking their time to let the free publicity happen and then they'll come out and make this statement. okay, so let's talk about something else happening this weekend. s.a.g. awards, a push in hollywood for gender neutrality in award shows now. and some say the separate awards for male and female actors are archaic. in the s.a.g. wards, that statue you see, it is called the actor, just a -- not an actress or best actor, just the actor. will we be seeing this award in other shows? >> well, i think that gender neutrality is a great thing and i'm happy that this is something that we're talking about as a community, but i, personally, still think it is important for us to focus on categories as much as humanly possible to make sure that the most amount of people get recognized.
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so with there being -- according to some people, not that many great roles for women, it is important that i think we keep a women's category to make sure we get five solid nominees in that category, and the s.a.g. awards this weekend is going to be fantastic. this is a very fun awards ceremony because it is actors voting actors so the results are often really surprising. >> gray, i'm notorious for not seeing movies. i think this year of the -- of the movies i know, i know. the movies that are being mentioned as award winners, i've seen "beasts of the southern wild," i've seen "django unchained," the rest of them, i need to see "lincoln" and "argo" what are your picks? >> 2012 was an amazing year for movies. you picked two good ones. you're off to a good start. >> good. >> but i would say that nearly everything nominated in the ensemble cast category for the s.a.g. awards is where you should start. you need to catch "argo," and you absolutely need to watch
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"lincoln" because god bless america, that movie was great. >> give me one more. i'll make it a day. >> well, in the ensemble cast, a little movie nobody is really talking about, except people in the industry. and that's called "best exotic marigold hotel" starring every british actor you could possibly think of. it is charming. it is wonderful. judi dench is an international treasure. >> i have my list. thank you very much. gray drake with rotten tomatoes. i will see "argo," "lincoln," best marigold exotic hotel." tune in at 6:30 p.m. eastern. still ahead, louisiana's governor bobby jindal is calling for change within the republican party. >> we have got to stop looking backwards. we must reject identity politics. we have got to stop being the stupid party. we have got to stop insulting the intelligence of voters. >> you heard that. he said stop being the stupid party.
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imagine that. just outside philadelphia at the delaware valley fish company in norris town, a new shipment has arrived. sliming its way into the world market. >> we do about a million pounds a year. >> reporter: and barry could not be happier. >> i'm a third generation eeler or sniggler. >> reporter: a sniggler? >> you can find that on a cross woodward puzzle. >> reporter: eels are enjoyed on tables throughout asia and europe. considered delicacies whether served raw, baked, boiled or fried. >> love it. tastes like chicken. what luyou're looking at here i
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an eel holding system. >> reporter: and that has created a kind of appreciation all along the east coast of the united states where the eel trade helped support hundreds of fishing families and 30 employees in this company alone. for most of the year, eels caught wild in waters from florida to newfoundland pour into this site, to be sorted, graded, packed, and sent live overseas. scientists are concerned in what appears to be declining numbers of eels along coast and so are the people in the business of catching them. >> there is habitat pressure. they built dams over the years. as with we harvest these eels, everybody wants to make sure that it is sustainable. >> reporter: after all, crockman says, he's been up to his elbows in eels his whole life. >> in fact, you know, when i sort a lot of eels, you go to sleep, you start to see eels in your sleep, the vision of eels penetrates your brain and stays there. >> reporter: that's creepy. >> it is a little creepy. >> reporter: it is also the business that even in these
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tough times is sustaining his family and many others on their american journey. tom foreman, cnn, norris town, pennsylvania. welcome back. i'm victor blackwell in for brooke baldwin. right now, the republican party is taking a hard look at itself after facing some hard facts about its loss of the white house in november. according to louisiana governor bobby jindal, the status quo is not an option . >> we have got to stop looking backwards. we must reject identity politics. we have got to stop being the stupid party. we have got to stop insulting the intelligence of voters. >> jindal is the headliner of the republican national committee winter meeting. it goes through tomorrow in charlotte, north carolina. he had a long list of things for the gop to do, insert something party insults along the way as you heard. here is why he called the gop, quote, stupid. >> we have got to stop being the
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stupid party. and i'm serious. it is time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it is time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it is no secret we had a number of republicans that damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we've had enough of that. >> he used that word stupid there was audible shock in the audience. i want to bring in now cnn political contributors margaret hoover and john avlon. i want to start with you, john. it seems like every couple of weeks there is a high ranking republican who comes out to call out the republican party. it is chris christie one time and then bobby jindal and then colin powell and now it is bobby jindal again. there is so much talk. what is the party willing to do, specifically to attract more voters to the republican side? >> well, victor, it is a great question. there is a difference in what the party needs to do and what the party is willing to do. as you said, the talk is cheap. the problem with the party of stupid speech that bobby jindal got isn't that he's not calling
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out for what it is, it is that it is not enough. the problem with republican party right now in terms of reaching out and reviving itself isn't just perception. it is policy. the republican party has to move on policies to really reach out, to voters beyond its older white conservative populist base. until they're ready to confront the problem and start changing their policies, especially on social issues, they're going to keep having a hard time connecting to a rising generation of americans. >> i want to play more of the speech. let's listen. >> we must quit big. we're not the party of big business, big banks, big wall street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, or big anything. we must not be the party that simply protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have got to be the party that shows all americans how they can thrive. we're the party whose ideas will help the middle class and help more folks join the middle class. >> i'm sure there are a lot of people who agree with john, that it has got to be policy, but, margaret, policy is a heavy burden, especially right now with the culture in washington.
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person to person, the people within their party, how do they connect with voters better? is it more than just giving a minority party -- minority members of the party a higher profile? >> yes, it is more than that. that would be utterly cosmetic and we need to really examine what is going to make us a viable party into the 21st century. not just elevating the few minorities that we do have. i think that there is a real and sincere effort under way to reflect on what it is going to take. and i think bobby jindal's speech is part of that and hopefully it is the beginning of a really serious ernest thoughtful conversation. john's right, it can't just be cosmetic. we have to really actually rethink how to modernize our principles and make them relevant and communicate them, frankly, to america today, which looks very different. there is a rising generation of millennials, the 30 and unders, who in 2020 will be 103 million americans. this generation far outnumbers the baby boomers in terms of its
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size and its weightiness. and, frankly, we have missed the boat, the republican party, on how to connect to that generation. i think we have to rethink. this is the most diverse generation in american history. i think what marco rubio is doing now, going around to grassroots republicans around the country, talking to talk radio about what it is going to take to modernize the way republicans think about immigration, and think about reaching out to the hispanic population, which is, you know, it is -- over 40%. the millennial generation is 40% nonwhite. and the majority -- minority in that group is hispanic. we have to think, how are we going to connect to this generation, how are we going to get back to what george bush did in 2004, earn 30% of that vote. let's get back to that place. >> it has been on a downside through mccain and romney. probably believed the first option is something on immigration, in this congress. john, to you on jindal specifically. is he just positioning himself for 2016 with this type of
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rhetoric? >> yes. >> simple answer. >> that's the simple true answer. i mean, look, part of what is disingenuous about the speech, he spends a lot of time running down washington, saying -- running down the federal dwo government. he doesn't hate the federal government. he wants to run the federal government. sometimes in politics, the best way to do that is to run against the federal government. that's the honest truth. >> john avlon, margaret hoover, thank you very much. >> thanks, victor. president obama may be facing a high stakes supreme court battle because a federal appeals court unanimously ruled today that president obama's recess appointments to a federal agency are unconstitutional. the president named three people to the national labor relations board during congress' winter holiday break a year ago. they were former deputy labor secretary sharon block, attorney richard griffin, and attorney terrence flynn. now, today, a three-judge federal panel said those appointments are invalid because the senate was only in recess
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and technically still in session. let's bring in legal analyst jeffrey toobin. jeffrey, there are so many questions here. first, let's start with what is the next move? >> well, he will either ask the full appeals court to hear it, or go directly to the supreme court. you know, this is a very technical legal issue. but when you cut through the goobleddy gook, this is a defeat for president obama and huge victory for the republicans in the senate. this say recipe for president obama to not be able to get through many of his executive appointments if this decision stands. >> these three people were seen to be pretty controversial because of their views and maybe, in some people's opinion, too pro union. and what now would be the republican response to this? >> well, they don't have to do anything. they won. president obama appointed these people. they were not approved by the -- by the senate.
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so what president obama did, he did what presidents have done for decades, which is he appointed them during a recess. they did a recess appointment, which means they can serve for about a year. what this court did, these three conservative republican judges, they said, that process is unconstitutional. that means president obama has no remedy for his appointees that don't get confirmed by the senate. that's a big, big problem for him. >> and this could also have some ramifications for richard corddry, who is tapped to head up the new consumer protection agency that the president also during this period chose corddry. >> hugely important. corddry -- the decision not only means that he can't take office, that these people can't take office, is that any actions they took while they were in office are now unconstitutional. so corddry, which is in now a very high profile position, head
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of the consumer financial board, that -- his status is very much uncertain. so this case is really a very, very big deal. >> is there any precedent or anything in the justices' history that gives us an idea on what the supreme court will do with this possible appeal? >> well, you know, it's increasingly difficult to predict because the supreme court has become much more conservative in recent years and they have become much more aggressively conservative. striking down gun control laws, striking down campaign finance laws and citizens united, and here it looks like they have a chance to strike down a whole method of appointment for president. ten years ago, 20 years ago, this wasn't even controversial. now, the conservative majority could deal a very, very serious blow to president obama's entire tenure in office. it is a -- so that's -- that's what the stakes are. >> it is as big of a deal as it seems. >> it sure does.
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i know it sounds like legal good-b goobly gook. >> the frigid weather is hitting especially hard for some victims of superstorm sandy. some are finding their terrible weather now is not helping matters at all. susan candiotti is there. susan, i see behind you tents in this weather, people have resorted to living pretty much outside. >> reporter: actually, no, these tents are not set up for people to live here. but they are acting because of a woman who is helping people out as a place where they can gather, where they can get a hot meal and where they can talk to each other about, frankly, getting through this cold weather and more importantly getting through living through the aftermath of hurricane sandy. so let me show you around this place, this is a tent set up by a woman, who is trying to gather
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supplies like car seats and the normal things you would need to get by after a storm. all kinds of things to help in your household. and this tent has been sent up, being heated, they received a heater a month ago from the police commissioner of new york city, ray kelly, who donated it. and inside this tent, you have some people who are warming up, they have come on in with me. and here you can get a hot meal over here, they got all kinds of food set up. it is being run by volunteers, some of whom are spending the night here, so that they can help more people as they come here during the day. these are people who live in the area, whose homes have been destroyed by hurricane sandy, who need repairs. and they are also living in apartments that are provided to them by fema, but come here during the day. a handful of volunteers do stay here all night, however, to watch over supplies. now, larry gonzalez, you are -- you live in this neighborhood, right? you're getting a rental apartment from fema. how is your family getting through this cold snap?
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you know they're predicting snow tonight. >> we're indoors so the cold is not really a major factor. the volunteers are staying out more outside during the cold weather. so it is more credit to them. >> reporter: how big is your family? >> wife and two kids, four of us altogether. >> reporter: what are the long-term efefects of this? how long do you think it will be until you can get out of your apartment and back into your house? will it be repaired? >> the house theoretically should come down. theoretically probably going to take two years or so by the time everything is said and done. >> reporter: two years? >> two years. >> reporter: how are you getting by and how are you getting through the snow predicted tonight and why are you here today? >> here to hang out with my neighbors and friends. stuff like that. >> reporter: trying to encourage each other. >> moral support. trying to make the best of what is happening. >> reporter: thank you very much for joining us. we wish the best to all of you who are here this day and are
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trying to recover from the storm. and as we indicated, as well, the city is providing hotel rooms to anyone whose home still has not been repaired, to get minimal repairs. they can call a phone number and get into a hotel. or if the minimal repairs have been done and it is still not hot enough, then they can also call and get a hotel room, there is no limit on how long they can stay. fema has a similar program going on. and people -- the deadlines have been extended as well for people who need to get repairs done to make application to fema for additional help. george, it is going to be a cold weekend, either way here in new york city. back to you. >> it is victor, but i will -- it is good to know that the only people who -- >> reporter: victor, sorry. >> the only people staying in the tent are people who stay there by choice to watch the supplies, but still a long way back for all the people up there in new york. thank you so much, susan candiotti. by now, you heard about mayor bloomberg's ban on supersized drinks in new york city, right? it is a controversial issue, but
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the move is getting slammed by a group that you might not expect. the naacp. i'll speak with a woman who's leading the charge next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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now to a story about civil rights and soda. the naacp is fighting the ban on big sugary drinks in new york city. it is supposed to go into effect in march. now, restaurants and other venues won't be able to sell sugary drinks and cups larger than 16 ounces. all to combat new yorkers' weight problem as the mayor explained when the board of health approved the measure in september. >> nearly 60% of adult new yorkers are overweight or obese and each faces a greater risk of
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developing a host of diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension and heart disease and, of course, obesity doesn't just affect adults. among new york city kids, nearly 40% are overweight or obese. >> joining me now is hazel dukes, president of the naacp new york state conference. miss dukes, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> listen, when we think about the great fights of the naacp, we think about civil rights, we think about voting rights, we think about desegregating schools. and now sugary drinks. your group joined with hispanic federation and filed a joint brief in support of the lawsuit to stop the ban. why is the naacp in this fight? >> the naacp is in the fight on the economic type through, let me say, we are not for sugary drinks. we applaud the mayor when he took sugary drinks out of our
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public school system. but as the ban stands now, there is not a level playing field. there is an economic. the small business and the mom and pop stores in our community will be punished while the chain stores can sell mini blug glug 32 ounces that they want to. we understand obesity is a dreadful epidemic in our city and our state, and in the nation. but there is other things we can do to -- components we ought to have with this ban, just not the sugary drinks. we need to have physical education in our schools. we need to have nutrition matters, curriculum. we need to reach out to parents to educate them. there is culture and there is behavior. the reason we have obesity in our -- in our community, not
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only in african american and hispanic communities, but all communities. >> black new yorkers are three times more likely as whites to die from diabetes, hispanics twice as likely. i understand you don't like sugary drinks. why not stay agnostic on the suit. critics say you're prioritizing business over health. >> no, we are not prioritizing business over health. we have a health program. our health program include the kind of things that prevent obesity. it is the intake you have. it is not just sugary drinks. >> it is also the availability of them. >> well, that's true. and in our community sometimes we don't have a fresh fruit and vegetab vegetables. when you walk into the supermarkets in our area, the first thing you see is sodas. you don't even see water there. you have to go down the aisle to even find water, so many
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different things we can do in this, without just saying to the small business, and mom and pop stores, if you sell over 16 ounce, we're going to punish you. >> i think you just made your opponents' point for them. when you said that there are not many options other than the sugary drinks, if you take the sugary drinks off the shelf, the large ones, then they have to drink something else or get a smaller size, right? i think you made the point. >> all you have to drink water. on a display when you walk into stores in our community, and live in african-american community, you do not see water. you see all of the sugary drinks. >> get them off the shelves. that's the city's position. right? >> i didn't say take it -- i didn't say take all of them off the city, but you can do education. if you are going to have the sugary drinks, where's the water? why is the water -- way down in the aisle where you have to go look for it?
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if you have your display. i am saying that there is not a level playing field in the ban that has been put forth by the city. we need to come together. government, corporations, community groups, parents, to find a way that we can combat the epidemic. >> let me look at this from a different angle. let me look at this from a different angle. i hate to interrupt. coca-cola donated $130,000 to the naacp since 2011 and other reports of other donations. did this corporation's money influence this move at all? >> absolutely not. coca-cola found they should give to many organizations, not just african-american, to the jewish community, to the hispanic community, to every community. you go on their website and apply for grants. >> i want -- >> this has nothing to do with the naacp and the coca-cola foundation. the coca-cola foundation have scholarships for children.
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coca-cola foundation has a health component. so, no, that is not the reason that we have taken this on. >> let me come back with, i've been asked to wrap up this is important. this is from an article i read in "the guardian" in the uk. when the guardian called the new york chapter of the naacp, we were told to contact a washington phone number and ask for the association's statement. the phone number -- >> that's not true. >> the phone number turned out to be the publicist for the american beverage association. what about this, miss dukes? >> no one called my office and been told to call anybody. i have been speaking to all reporters. i've been on all television stations that have invited me to come. so that's the darn truth. >> the report also goes to say on to the naacp the hispanic foundation and the american beverage association that put out a joint statement. is that also untrue? >> no, i have not put out a joint statement with the american beverage company. you should have my statement on my naacp letter head.
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>> hazel dukes, thank you very much. the guardian says otherwise. but we thank you. >> thank you very much. >> we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu! oh my goodness... oh my gosh, this looks amazing... [ male announcer ] 15 entrees under $15! it's our new maine stays! seafood, chicken, and more! ooh! the tilapia with roasted vegetables. i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. that pork chop was great. no more fast food friday's. we're going to go to red lobster... [ male announcer ] come try our new menu and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99!
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a judge is set to decide whether the public will get to see the trial of two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after a party. a hearing on a motion to close the trial is being held this afternoon in steubenville, ohio. the girl and her parents want the trial closed to protect her privacy. one defendant wants it closed to prevent anyone from intimidating defense witnesses. the news organizations are arguing to keep the trial open. they say an open cort will stop
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speculation. authorities have arrested the man they believe opened fire wounding three people on a campus of houston's lone star college on tuesday. 22-year-old trey foster is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. this man, carlton barry, was originally charged with the shooting. but our affiliate says that may have been a mistake because according to khou, one victim said barry shot him, but then changed his story after he was shown a photo lineup that included foster. the harris county sheriff kales the shooting a case of idiocy that apparently resulted from an argument that started when one of the victims bum s bumped in foster. a suspected murderer on the loose in the midwest. brooke baldwin follows the radical plan to catch a serial killer. >> reporter: here in the midwest, several young girls went missing.
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some were found murdered. others were never found at all. lori depies, 20, in appleton, wisconsin. reyna ricin, 16, from laport, indiana, wendy felton, 16, from marion, indiana, michelle dewy, 20, in indianapolis, indiana. all of these cases went unsolved. officials believed only one man knew what happened. >> we knew he was responsible for several deaths. >> reporter: and to get answers it would take a risky, unusual plan, send a convicted drug dealer, under cover, into a dangerous prison, to befriend an alleged serial killer. >> i'm not a serial killer hunter. i said, how am i going to do this. >> reporter: at stake, ansers. >> wondering where she is, what happened. >> reporter: peace for grieving families. >> you want to find her and bring her home and you can't. >> reporter: and one man's freedom. >> you don't turn around and
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give out candy and say you're free to go. i went through hell and back. >> don't miss cnn presents "to catch a serial killer" saturday night at 8:00 eastern and again at 11:00. just when you thought you were just about done with the flu, something new to worry about. a norovirus and it is nasty. we'll tell you what to look out for next. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana
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if the flu is not enough this season, the cdc says there is a terrible stomach virus that has some awful symptoms. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is here with us. what is this sydney 2012? >> sydney 2012 is a strain of something called norovirus, which a lot of people call smum
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fl stomach flu, not the right terminology, but icky for want of a better phrase. we're talking about forceful vomiting. we're talking diarrhea. it is really not pleasant. >> yeah. something you don't want to go to work with. nobody wants this. how do we stop this from coming into our bodys? >> you know, to some extent you can't. it is incredibly contagious. if you're sick now and god forbid you were vomiting, i would be in real trouble. wash your hands a lot with soap and water. you can use an alcohol-based sterilizer but you should be doing soap and water. wash down surfaces and remember that even after you're better, you can still be contagious. and so don't cook for other people for a little while, or if you do, be really careful. >> this is what i find fascinating. i could have it and give it to other people and not even know it. >> exactly. some people have this virus, but they're not contagious. so they walk around, they feel fine, and they give it to other people. this is another reason why this
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is so bad. it is highly contagious to begin with. it is highly contagious and people don't know they have it. and, third, it is new. so we haven't developed an immunity to it yet. >> hopefully we won't get it. elizabeth cohen, thanks. >> thanks. this week marks the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade. the supreme court ruling that guaranteed a woman's right to choose an abortion. in washington today, opponents of abortion are gathering, thousands of them, for a rally on the national mall. they're calling it the march for life. cnn's athena jones is there. >> reporter: abortion opponents have been holding this march for life rally every year since the first anniversary of the roe v. wade decision. they start with a rally here on the mall and end at the supreme court because their ultimate goal is to overturn roe v. wade. i had a chance to talk to one person about what he called the importance of personhood laws, laws that define life as beginning at conception.
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listen to what he had to say. >> the key issue is the idea of personhood. everyone knows biologically that the fetus is a human being. is it human, but is it a person? once you establish personhood, then that changes the whole equation. >> reporter: you heard from an abortion opponent. a majority of people support keeping roe v. wade in place as it is. but the same number, majority, also believe there should be some restrictions on abortions, which is what that ruling allows. you know, abortion -- anti-abortion protesters like the ones here won't stop until they see abortion outlawed completely. but they're still hoping for what they see as a perfect case to bring before the supreme court to get that roe v. wade ruling overturned. and they're going to keep fighting for it until they do, they say. back to you. >> all right, athena jones, thank you. this is an important day in north africa. exactly two years ago this was the revolution in egypt. and this is egypt today.
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police fighting off protesters who were trying to remove the barbed wire barriers that protect the presidential palace. people ripping that away. on the second anniversary of the egyptian uprising, violent clashes, like this one, are erupting across the city of cairo. this is tahrir square today. thousands of people gathering. it is similar to the arab spring, the 18-day revolt that toppled hosni mubarak. they're chanting leave, leave, leave. they march toward tahrir square. they're demanding an end to the new constitution and an end to the rule of the new president, muhammad morsi, a man they say is no better than the dictator they forced out two years ago. a woman goes online to find a date. okay. the man she found was no prince charming. she says he hid in her garage and attacked her and now she's
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ali velshi has been at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, this week. that's where they talk about big ideas, high up in the swiss alps. today, ali spoke with tom donahue, head of the u.s. chamber of commerce, powerful
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big business lobby that clashed repeatedly with president obama during his first term in office. >> tom, so much has happened with you in the last few years. you have been a force to reckon with for this administration. and in fact you sort of went down some paths to not see them re-elected, they got re-elected. what is your relationship with the president and the administration going to be? >> first of all, we have nothing to do with presidential elections. we have involved ourselves in senatorial and other elections. our relationship with the white house is very broad. we have helped them on many issues. we have opposed them on issues. we're work closely with treasury and omb and others and from time to time, with people directly in the -- >> would you say it's good? >> i would say i have to deal with the white house, we have the american business community. they have to deal with us. >> you've taken sort of harder political positions in the last few years. let's talk about one of them. you didn't really like the
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climate change stuff that the administration was up to. they may go into that again in the second term. probably not the highest priority but may go down that road. >> i think it is a high priority. it was the first thing the president said when he did his inaugural address. and he isn't going to go to the congress to do it. he's going to do it on a regulatory basis. if you look what he's brought out of the epa before, he can do a lot more going forward and we're all going to have to work on that. >> let's talk about spending cuts. one of the things you would like to see is deficits getting under control, spending cuts. here we are in europe where the austerity of the sort that they imposed is not certainly in the short-term working. we have seen new unemployment numbers out of spain and portugal, spain, 26%. youth unemployment. we got to the point where we're lapping ourselves in europe because so many people are unemployed that the idea of organic growth anytime in the next five years is impossible to
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see. how do we manage a cut in spending that doesn't send us into a downward growth spiral. >> it is where you cut the spending. and you're absolutely right the way you evaluated the trouble in europe and that's a problem for us, because they're our largest export partner. the spending we want to adjust is the spending that is automatic, that's entitlements. social security a little bit, but primarily medicare. and it goes up, up, up. people are living much longer than anybody ever thought. you don't have to cut it. you have to turn the curb down, you have to make adjustments. if you do it, you'll get a lot of benefit and budgets and benefit and debt. >> we were talking about government waste and fraud and stuff like that. in the long-term, that's not the stuff that moves the -- >> no. >> what you're talking about -- >> it is entitlements. we have to fix social security. for years we have been spending the surplus. now we're having to borrow money
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to pay social security. medicare, we borrowed three out of every four dollars and have from the beginning that we spent. we have to fix it. >> what is your recommendation for the process of how we fix this? we have the math. it is actuarial. wi we know how to do it. >> we have been talking about fixing this in two buckets. one bucket is reducing costs. the other bucket is increasing taxes. if you think you can get this all done, to the amount we have to do with, let's say, a ten-year program, you're going to have to dig very deep. we need a third bucket and it is sitting right there and we should use it. it is energy. fracking, for example, has created 1.75 million jobs. billions and billions of dollars going to the states and federal coffers. we have more energy than anybody in the world and if we, in an environmentally friendly way, acquire it, go on the federal lands, do it in the right way, we'll get that extra piece of
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cash, and bring manufacturing and jobs back to the united states or create them in the united states because of our energy. >> the last four years of the obama presidency was marred by not great relationships between the business community and the administration. you are one of the key faces of the business community. have you reached out to the president or has he reached out to you since his election to say let's make this four years look very different? >> just remember, my jobs to represent the business people, he's the president of the united states, we deal with each other when we should, and when we need to, and sometimes we agree, sometimes we -- >> do you have a good relationship with him? would you like a better relationship with him? >> i would like to have a more regular relationship with him, but we're doing just fine. >> for more information and more in depth coverage from ali velshi, tune into your money this weekend, saturday at 1:00,
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a posh $2.5 million foreclosed home in florida is being occupied by a man who has not paid a dime for it. have you heard of squatting? well, 23-year-old andre bar boesia is exercising his right to what is called adverse
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possession. it allows someone to move into a property, and eventually claim ownership. well, when bank of america foreclosed on that five bedroom water side home in july, barbosa told his local appraisers office, i'm moving in. sunny hostin is on the case for us. the neighbors for a host of reasons are not happy about this. we have been talking about this in the newsroom all day. one neighbor tried to buy the house, but the guy is still there. do you see him keeping this house legally? >> i don't think so now that he's gotten all of this media attention, right? for adverse possession to work, you have to stay there for seven years and this is not really an obscure law. it has been on the books for ever. something you learn about in law school. but the bottom line is in order to keep the house, you've got to sort of meet a lot of legal hurdles and the biggest legal hurdle is you've got to stay there openly, in front of everyone, you've got to pay taxes, pay liens and do it for
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seven years. bank of america now says now that they're aware of it, they're going to take action to evict him and to kick him out. so i think he's out of luck, but pretty novel. he didn't choose to squat in some hole somewhere, he's at a beautiful water front mansion in florida. i think a lot of people are feeling a bit jealous about it. >> if you're going to go, go big. he's going big. >> exactly. >> to this next case, which is really disturbing. a las vegas woman, she is suing match.com for almost $10 million. mary kay beckman says a man she met on the site tried to kill her at her home, shortly after she ended things with him. listen. >> there were ten stab wounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head, and then when the knife broke there was stomping on my head so that there was such severe brain trauma. i do not believe that online dating is a safe venue for men or women. >> again, she's suing match.com. her attorney accuses the site of
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failing to disclose the dangers of online dating to subscribers according to our affiliate kvvu. her attacker died in prison last year. does match.com have a defense here? >> you know, i think it does. bottom line is match.com, i'm sure, wants to be a good corporate citizen. match.com has online safety dating tips. i did look on the website and see all of that. but it also has a very good opportunity to be that corporate citizen, good corporate citizen at this point. it doesn't offer background checks. it does -- has made promises to sort of cross reference against national sex offender registries and that stems from another lawsuit brought against match.com that we covered last year. i think that there is quite a robust defense for match.com, but also the opportunity at this point, victor, to do better, to be better. i will say this, what is
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fascinating about this case is that even if match.com had offered criminal background checks, this guy did not have a criminal background. and so would that have helped this woman? probably not. i think at the very base of it, at least at this point, it will raise the -- the suit is going to raise awareness about online dating, the safety measures that can be put in place, and i suspect match.com will now do more to make its folks that are dating on their website safer. >> i want to read a statement from match.com, we have it here. what happened to mary kay beckman is horrible. but this lawsuit is absurd. the many millions of people who have found love on match.com and other online dating sites know how fulfilling it is. while that doesn't make what happened in this case any less awful, this is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal record as you pointed out, sunny, not an entire
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community of men and women looking to meet each other. that from match.com. sunny hostin, thank you. >> thanks, victor. take a look at this video. a stunt plane coming within inches of hitting the cameraman. the pilot, let's just say he's in trouble. that's next. lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeño shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently.
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>> north korea is cranking up the threats against the united states again and aiming strong words at its close ally, south
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korea. north korean officials are warning that strong physical counter measures will face south korea if it takes part in tougher u.s. sanctions announced this week. matthew chance has more from seoul, south korea. >> i lot of concern here about what that closed pariah state of the north will be next. north korea said it will carry out a third nuclear test in spite of the united states. they are making aggressive statements towards south korea as well. it's the latest alarming threat from north korea. it time aimed at its southern neighbor. on the country's evening newscast, the talks of the puppet group of traitors for the term for the governments of south korea. we will take strong physical counter measures against them, she reads, if they take a direct part in any un sanctions.
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it's unclear what the state has in mind if this blunt part is a fallout of the rocket launch by pyongyang and international reaction to it. it was condemned bite the security council that impossessed more crippling sanctions earlier this week. the latest threat comes a day after this nuclear one broadcast in the hope the night before. they launched one right after the other in angst as well as a nuclear test to target the united states, a new phase of the anti-u.s. struggle. north korea conducted two tests in 2006 and 2009. officials say a third would deepen the country a isolation. that doesn't seem to be a paramount concern to the
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untested young leader, kim jung un. there signs that china, the lifeline is increasingly frustrated. in an unusual step, china voted for the resolution condemning north korea last week at the security council. they could have used their veto. in a rare public rebuke, a communist newspaper carried this warning. if north korea engages in north nuclear tests, china will not hesitate to reduce the assistance to north korea. it may prove an empty threat, but pyongyang is so dependent on china is likely to have overlooked the obvious annoyance. speculation is rising that north korea may be preparing for the nuclear test with images going to some analysts suggesting that an underground test site is being prepared to the border. they are bracing for what might happen next.
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>> some of the hottest stories in a flash. rapid fire. >> two of the four convicts against casey anthony have been thrown out. she was convicted of lying to police, but appeals court judges agreed that two of the charges constituted double jeopardy or being convicted more than once for the same crime. former detroit mayor kilpatricked hads back to jail for the weekend, the michigan differently creeks charged him with 14 parole violations, most involve failure to report income and money transfers. he is on parole after obstruction of justice. he will get out of jail in time to return on corruption charges. the next story is like something out of a nightmare for people who fly often. a plane flying through a storm in turkey struck by lightning. it's amazing.
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a passenger managed to get video of sparks flying from the wing and the chaos when the lights went out. can you imagine? the lightning strike caused an engine fire, but the pilot managed to land safely. we go to a good pilot from that one to one that is crazy in this video. you can understand why that person is screaming. that's a biplane coming within feet of hitting the person filming. they were flying with an expired permit to do ariel stunts. the faa is investigating. the hits keep coming for apple. the stock has been falling hard all week long and today it lost title of world's most valuable company. we will go live to the new york stock exchange next. my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪
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the price of apple stock has been on the way down since if released its earnings report and it hit another milestone. it's no longer the most valuable company in the world. from the new york stock exchange, this is i big deal. can apple regain the title? >> plenty say yes, it can get that title back. apple will be relinquished. despite watching the stock plunge, price targets are

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